Everybody chant “There’s only one Rob Sprowson!” Monday, 16th September is when the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) next meets up, and the original plan was for Elesar Ltd‘s Rob Sprowson to be the guest speaker for the meeting, at which he was planning to reveal a new, hitherto mystery product currently in […]
The next Bristol RISC OS Users (BRU) meeting will take place on Wednesday, 11th September, from around 7:30pm – and this month’s informal gathering may very well feature some interesting discussions. Local user Chris Hall now has an ARMBook – the ARM-based laptop from Pinebook that is being sold by R-Comp with a port of […]
RISC OS users in the Southampton area will have their next opportunity to meet up and discuss the platform on Tuesday, 10th September from 7:00pm until 9:00pm at: The Sports Centre of Itchen College,Deacon Road,Southampton. There is no admission fee, so anyone with an interest is welcome to come along – and is welcome to […]
Should they have held this meeting back until November? If you want to hear a nightmarish tale that could have come straight out of the mind of Clive Barker or Stephen King, you should probably head for the next Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) meeting. Well, okay, perhaps it isn’t that sort of tale, […]
With the London Show now a touch under two months away, it’s probably a good time to start thinking about your travel arrangements if you haven’t already done so – including whether or not you wish to stay at the hotel at least one night, rather than make two long journeys on the same day. […]
It was the dawn of the third age of mankind second venue for the RISC OS Southwest Show Since its inception, each and every Southwest Show until this year’s had been held at the Webbington Hotel in Somerset – a grand total of twenty one shows, with twenty years between the first, which took place […]
Party time, time runs out, everybody’s infected invited1 It’s a very last minute announcement, but the next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) is tonight (Monday, 19th August, from 7:45pm) and because it’s one of those rare meetings for the group where there is no formal speaker, the evening is being […]
A new version of BusTimes has been released by Kevin Wells, and new in this version is a selection of different file formats for exporting a bus’s timetable beyond plain text. The application, which is now at version 1.09, makes use of Wget to interrogate the Transport API website to find out what buses stop […]
Rick Murray has released an update a couple of updates to Manga, his application for reading high quality Japanese literature Japanese comics from mangareader.net. Version 0.37, released on the 16th August, saw a rewrite of the window positioning code (to eradicate some “weird glitches and nonsense”), and the addition of a gag to the ‘busy’ […]
The first is to use a time machine1 The second method is much easier. All you need to do is be in Cambridge – more specifically the Centre for Computing History – on Saturday, 21st and/or Sunday, 22nd September, because that’s when the museum will be holding its own Acorn World event – as it […]
24th June saw the launch of the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s latest pint-sized educational computer – the Pi 4. Sporting a faster Cortex-A72 processor more RAM (model options with 1, 2, or 4GB) built in gigabit Ethernet a move to VideoCore VI for 4k graphics at 60fps and much more besides The form factor is largely unchanged, apart from a few connector movement […]
With the bumper infusion of pledges in our end of 2018 blowout, a number of the previously accumulating bounties have since been claimed by eager developers. That’s left us with some slots to fill for where we want to steer RISC OS next – what big ticket items are missing from everyone’s favourite OS? So we’ve scoured your suggestions, checked the wish list […]
I nearly died when I found out what eBay sellers were asking for Econet cards. Jesus, back around Y2K I posted a few to people who needed ‘em. Like, for FREE. I had a bunch in a bag, they needed, I didn’t, it made sense… Have you seen how much they want for old Archimedes and BBC Master stuff? Absolute madness. I have an Aleph1 386 podule. By my “Vintage” ca […]
Is it possible to access the client’s HTTP header lines from BASIC in the site’s cgi-bin directory? If so, how? I want to access the user agent string. I can see how to do it from CGI script files, or SHTML, but I can’t see how to do it from BASIC.
It was worse for the Koreans of course – here’s all your shiny new Unicodes, off you go. Oh wait, we’ve changed our mind, and so in the next version we’re moving them all. It is referred to as the Korean Mess, and is no longer spoken of. Move along. Nothing to see here.
http://heyrick.ddns.net/files/ebook002b.zip Some more enhancements to finish the day: Will try a more intelligent way of starting SparkFS. Opening a new book will reposition the scroll to the top of the window. Remembers last read position of books that you are reading.[note that the data is held in memory, so using multiple copies of !EBook at the same time […]
I’ve actually found one place selling the original Pi 2 B, although it is now actually more than the newer models. That’s the world today. Something gets replaced by something else, the original is classed as “rare” and “vintage” and the price shoots up. Older stuff has a hefty price tag. I nearly died when I found out what eBay sellers were asking for Econe […]
John: thanks for the reply. I have found just one place so far with the correct Pi 2, as you specify above. The rest are out of stock or are the newer chip as found on Pi 3. The Pi 3B+ apparently solves the overheating issues.
If you go for a Pi 2, make sure it’s the earlier model (rev 1.1) with a BCM2836 processor. I am not sure why they changed back to the original BCM2836 for the Pi 2. But if you buy from approved sites you will get the 2836 Cortex A7 CPU. The Pi 2.2 Cortex A53 chip does not seem to be available now (from official sellers). @Michael If you are coming back to RI […]
Doing anything much in BB4W requires extensive use of indirection operators Just like BASIC on this side of things. But… Doesn’t BBfW support structures? Creating a WIMP program in BASIC, building the window definitions (no templates) is doable, but it’s something of an exercise in self-flagellation. Accordingly… https://heyrick.eu/blog/index.php?diary=20151 […]
Stuart: Many thanks for the information. I’ve actually found one place selling the original Pi 2 B, although it is now actually more than the newer models. Paul: On newer Pis, yes. The official line is not all of ArtWorks 2 will run on anything above the Pi 2. Which bits that refers to, I do not know. It’s not ideal to get a slower machine due to ArtWorks 2 […]